Kristie Strum - Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator

Cross Stitch, Geeky Pursuits, Stamping

I Swear, I’m Still Alive

Just crazy busy, am I.

The busy season at work began a few weeks ago, so now I have weekends I’m on call, and since I put in a few hours the very first weekend, I’m expecting that to just get worse and worse until hopefully it’s all over sometime in May. *does not hold breath*

Since last I posted I become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I’m just doing it for the discount (but of course, if you’re interested in placing an order or hosting a workshop or whatever, I’d be happy to do that for you), but I still have a lot of materials I need to watch and read and organize. And I need to find somewhere to store the pile of stuff I got in my starter kit.

I also started a set of models for a cross stitch designer that are due June 1, but I’m not nearly as far along with them as I’d like after three weeks. I put in three hours last night, though, so that’s something. I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to do any cross stitch the past couple of years, which is just sad because I love it (there’s a reason I do it professionally). This evening after I check on whether or not I have something at home, I’m placing an order for needles, the rest of the magazines out so far that include a series chart I want to stitch for my grandma, and the afghan I need to start that project. Here’s a link with a picture for the Hummingbird Trellis afghan (scroll down for it). I originally wanted to do this for her 75th birthday this coming September, but the afghan alone is over $70, so I’ve been putting off buying it. I’m now shooting for her 80th birthday.

Today I’m pondering whether or not to buy a new iPod. The one I have is old (it’s a 2nd generation, the current ones are 5th), it doesn’t have nearly enough space on it for me (10GB, compared to the 30GB and 60GB ones they’re selling now), and I’d like a new case for it, but I can’t find anything for one so old (it has buttons under the screen, the current ones don’t). I don’t really want to spend the money, and I have no idea what I’ll do with the one I have now, but I really want a nice 30GB iPod in black. *sigh*


  1. Say Rah!

    i am so planning on the 30 in black too! i am waiting for the last of my free best buy gift cards to arrive so i will only have to pay half price.

    my visa has rewards and i always used to get macaroni grill gift cards, but since i won’t be getting up there as much this year, i went for best buy instead with the iPod in mind. i’ve never had one before.

  2. Kristie

    Oh, excellent reminder. I should be getting some RewardZone dollars after buying my new laptop, so perhaps I should wait for that to arrive… Hmm.

  3. Kristie

    And I forgot to say, you have excellent taste, Say Rah!

  4. Say Rah!

    and coincidentally, my RZ certificates were a result of my laptop purchase as well.

    and i have the above referenced iPod in my possession right now. it’s pretty fancy, it’s taken me several attempts to get it figured out. but overall, way cool.

  5. Anonymous

    Good to wave at you on Friday.

    Also, Have no fear. I’ll take your old iPod off your hands.

  6. JustBeth

    This is for the third generation, but it has buttons under the screen too:

  7. Kristie

    Hmm. I’m wondering if I’m missing something with those iSkins. They’re very pretty, but when I go to the store part, it looks like I need Size A, but all of them are only available in Size B.

    I do have a clear one that’s kinda like those, but I seem to have misplaced it.

    Anonymous…we’ll talk. I had a couple of people who were interested in it when I was thinking about getting a new one last summer, but they ended up buying new ones without telling me.

  8. Carly-Ann

    Ha ha. I just posted on your other blog about the stamps that you use. If I’d ventured over here, I’d have found my answer. I really liked looking at your cards by the way.

  9. Kristie

    Thanks, Carly-Ann! I really appreciate it. And I’ll try to post more…soon.

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